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Saturday, December 10, 2005

The Lion, The Witch, And The Really Foul Candy

The Lion, the Witch, and the Really Foul Candy
In pursuit of Turkish Delight.

By Liesl Schillinger
Posted Friday, Dec. 9, 2005, at 12:22 PM ET

At Christmas nearly a decade ago, an aged Englishman gave me a choice gift, one that I'd fantasized about since the age of 7 after reading C.S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia. It was a box of Turkish Delight -- rose-flavored candy dusted with powdered sugar, nestled in a blush-pink package that glinted with the gilded minarets of Topkapi. The fragrant mystery of the East bulged within, in 20 plump little squares.


(Good article. Read it.)

Ah, yes. Someone finally breaks silence.

I too imagined how exquisitely tasty Turkish Delight must be, after first reading TLTW&TW.

Ten years or so back (fifteen?) I finally tasted Turkish Delight while I was in Turkey .. Kusadasi? Bodrum maybe? ... and ...


I can't imagine what Edmund Pevensie was thinking, to toss his siblings over to the White Witch in exchange for even more pounds of that awful gooey stuff.

... but then I don't like gummy worms or jelly beans either.

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